Category Archives: History

Final Departure

As some of you know, this year is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s much-too-early death, and many of the faithful are noting events leading up to the end as they pass on the calendar. Yesterday (May 24th), for example, … Continue reading

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A Gentleman’s Profession

Every Jane Austen novel reminds us of the severe limitations society placed on females of genteel birth in her era. About their only honorable option was to become some gentleman’s wife. Although the men had a far better lot in … Continue reading

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My P&P Trilogy at Last!

Jan. 16, 2014 “Oh, For a Pride and Prejudice Trilogy!” There is a certain mystique about the trilogy, and I think most novelists dream of writing at least one – one that’s important, acclaimed… and preferably available in a beautifully boxed set! That was … Continue reading

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Breach of Promise: Setting the Story Straight

  “My resolution of thanking you for your kindness to Lydia had certainly great effect. Too much, I am afraid; for what becomes of the moral, if our comfort springs from a breach of promise? for I ought not to … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Special Anniversary

 There are a lot of Jane Austen fans celebrating (and blogging) today, because this is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice on January 28, 1813. We’re celebrating the book itself – reason enough – but also what it has … Continue reading

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Wedding Week

My son is getting married in January, and I’ll be attending a bridal shower for his fiance this Sunday! But that’s not the only reason I have weddings on my mind. The other? It’s all the big doings over at Austen Authors this week. As … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

  Today, I was pleased to provide a guest blog post for a friend I met on Twitter. Rebecca Jane is a big Jane Austen fan (yay!) as well as a fan of my novel The Darcys of Pemberley (double yay!). Her blog, called “Sewing in … Continue reading

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